Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to show their creativity in a fan art contest celebrating our upcoming visit from YA superstar author Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Trilogy, and The Raven Cycle).
Entries will be accepted October 1-October 31, 2016 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at each branch location. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before About the Book with Maggie Stiefvater. Because the contest is in celebration of Ms Stiefvater's visit, entries should incorporate a subject from her work. We suggest ravens, wolves, tarot art, cool cars, magical forests, or character art but will accept any connected art. Entries will be accepted in the following categories:
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful.
Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Advance registration required.
A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point you will need to learn how to move files from your computer to another. Designed as a supplemental class for our Computer and Email Series, attend this session to learn how to move and share computer files. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with writing grants for your organization? Are you finding it difficult to begin, or are you having trouble locating grant funders?
This class demystifies the process and provides you with step-by-step instructions to get you started. Meet with other new grant writers and share your experiences, both negative and positive. You'll leave this class with a well defined plan of action!
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help? Lab sessions are available to practice what you’ve learned. Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects. Registration is not required and is on a first come first served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.
All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library: Discover DML’s Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and more. Instructors will demonstrate how to download sound files and EPUB files from the library website and transfer them to an mp3 player and eBook reader. Tablet users will discover the Library Apps that are available for accessing library materials. Attendees are welcomed to bring in their E-Readers, Tablets, Laptops or Digital devices to practice or get help with searching, downloading and more! Advance registration is required.
Welcome Dayton’s “Voices of the Immigrant Experience” brings together diverse community members whose lives may not typically intersect. Through Voices, a panel of immigrants and refugees share their personal stories. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists.
The world "dulcimer" is derived from the Greek and Latin words "sweet song" and the hammered dulcimer has been played for centuries around the world. Enjoy the afternoon as Amanda Roberts brings the "sweet song" to listeners.
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful databases contained within the subscription website Ancestry Library Edition. Included in the lecture will be: Federal Censuses, User-submitted Family Trees , Ohio Marriage and Death Indexes, Social Security Death Index, and World War I Draft Registration Cards.
Your new life’s work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in detail with franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. Highlights include:
· Why consider business ownership? Advantages and disadvantages
· Determining your ideal business model: Build, buy or franchise
· Economic overview and business trends
· Much more than food: Myths of franchise ownership
· Funding options and building equity as an exit strategy
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the “mouse.” For beginners learn the mouse skills needed to begin your computer training. For experienced users having trouble navigating computer programs learn how to identify “Links”. Master your mouse skills with Mousercise. Advance registration is required.
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both.
Would you like to practice
your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk
Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to
engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.
First, of our revised Microsoft Office Series, this session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Office Word. Following the GCF LearnFree.org Microsoft Office Series for Word 2013, participants will be guided through the fundamentals of using Microsoft Office Word. Advance registration required.